COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa met Pakistani-boxer Muhammad Waseem in Rawalpindi on Wednesday. COAS felicitated Muhammad Waseem on his recent ground-breaking achievement and his inclusion into the world’s top 10 list.
“COAS met boxer Muhammad Waseem at his office,” Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor tweeted on Wednesday. “[He] congratulated him for the recent achievement [for] bringing honor to the country.”
COAS met boxer Muhammad Waseem at his office. Congratulated him for the recent achievement bringing honour for the country. “Talent like you is our pride, we are here to support youngsters like you having potential and positive energy”, COAS. pic.twitter.com/2sweNyY1AH
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) September 18, 2019
Following his recent victory against Philippine’s boxer Conrado Tanmor in Dubai, he is now ranked on the ninth spot in the world in the World Boxing Council (WBC) Flyweight Rankings. Waseem knocked his opponent out in just 82 seconds.
Wasim Akram issued a public apology on behalf of Pakistani people to Muhammad Waseem after his victory went unnoticed back home.
A social media uproar for not giving national hero Muhammad Waseem a heroic reception upon his return from Dubai garnered the attention of notable dignitaries and celebrities. Muhammad Waseem was left disheartened to see no one turned up to receive him. After returning home from the airport, he tweeted that he does not win for ‘istaqbals’ but for his country to be well received abroad.
Pakistan’s top boxer Mohammad Wasim announces his return to the ring with a bang, knocks out Canrado Tanamor of Philippines in 82 seconds to win his 9th professional bout. #Boxing pic.twitter.com/n1g6WXF0Qg
— Faizan Lakhani (@faizanlakhani) September 13, 2019
Following his tweet, former cricketers Wasim Akram, Shoaib Akhtar, Imran Ashraf, and Jehangir Khan and other released congratulatory messages for Muhammad Waseem on social media, hailing his tremendous victory and subsequent achievement.
I apologise on the behalf of Pakistan, Sometimes we as a country need to be “smacked on the face” with the fist of reality to wake us up and remind us how we should be treating our hero’s. I’m picking you up from the airport next time myself! Massive congratulations on the win! https://t.co/i7K1S4l2jx
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) September 15, 2019
Pakistani boxer @MWaseemOfficial knocks out Filipino boxer in 62 seconds!
That was fast bro. More power to you. Good luck moving forward. pic.twitter.com/d4R43thjzT
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) September 14, 2019
Wasim Akram issued a public apology on behalf of Pakistani people to Muhammad Waseem after his victory went unnoticed back home. Akram remorse that only a few people turned up to welcome him when he deserved a massive reception.
He said that sometimes “the country needs to be smacked in the face to give their heroes the treatment they deserve. The former cricketer also added that he would personally be receiving the boxer the next time.
Shoaib Akhtar also visited the boxing champion Muhammad Waseem and congratulated him on his victory. He also released a video message for him on his YouTube account. Akhtar commented that his punches are so strong he will win titles in the future.
— Muhammad Waseem (@iamfalconwaseem) September 18, 2019
Im not fighting to get istaqbals at the airport. Im fighting so that Pakistan gets good Istaqbal all over the world. Every fight, every camp, every training, every tour, is another opportunity for me to show the boxing world the world class boxing talent Pakistan has 🇵🇰🥊 https://t.co/JQY3EI2xu7
— Muhammad Waseem (@iamfalconwaseem) September 15, 2019
Muhammad Waseem international boxer from Balochistan Pakistan🥊👌
Balochistan can provide much more than this just need to explore and support such kind of talent. pic.twitter.com/CBTtHKqtl9
— Asad Ullah (@asadloinal) September 14, 2019
I am sorry you were born in a country where corrupt politicians are welcomed with 30 cars & sports heroes go home in a taxi from the Airport
— Mir Mohammad Alikhan (@MirMAKOfficial) September 16, 2019
— Muhammad Waseem (@iamfalconwaseem) September 16, 2019